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CNN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
minds in washington a week ago and asked them about david petraeus, they would be more likely to talk about future career ambitions than what was going on outside his marriage. that was such a stunner yesterday. not only did david petraeus step down as head of the cia, but admitted to doing so in a letter that he wrote to employees at the cia and i think, you know, processing sort of the shock of that is one part of this, but the other part that we're going to really focus on in the coming week is finding out more of those details, particularly the timing of this. if there was an fbi investigation going on, which we now know there was, what were they looking at and how long did they know? was the white house aware of this and isn't it odd that itp haened, that he stepped down and came forward with this revelation just a couple days after the election? >> why was the fbi involved? this was based on a tip, right? >> yeah, yeah. we were told that a u.s. official confirmed to cnn that the investigation was that he was having an affair with paula broadwell. she, of course, is the person wh
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 3:00am PST
david petraeus. he resigned from his post citing an extra marital affair but a hard pill for the president to swallow. >> i was told that general petraeus submitted this letter of resignation yesterday and that obama agonized over this for the last 24 hours. did not want to sign it, did not want to accept it but petraeus urged him. >> he got the letter a day ago and the president didn't want to accept it? >> he admitted to offer his resignation and the president reluctantly accepted it on friday. petraeus offered this statement shortly afterwards. after being married for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. >> he seemed beyond reproach. he worked incredibly hard and was incredibly competent. dianne feinstein called his resignation tragic. i think it's a real loss to the country. >> the cia will now be run by michael morell who has been deputy director since may of 2010. >> the general's affair was uncovered during an investigation by the fb
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
general david petraeus. president obama accepted his resignation as cia director yesterday. petraeus cited an extra marital affair as the reason for stepping down. joining me now is cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. suzanne, good morning. i know you've had a busy couple of days here. so, how is the intelligence community processing this? have they made any sense of it yet? >> i think it will take days for that, randi, for a couple of reasons. just a shot here in washington. if you had polled the top minds in washington a week ago and asked them about david petraeus, they would be more likely to talk about future career ambitions than what was going on outside his marriage. that was such a stunner yesterday. not only did david petraeus step down as head of the cia, but admitted to doing so in a letter that he wrote to employees at the cia and i think, you know, processing sort of the shock of that is one part of this, but the other part that we're going to really focus on in the coming week is finding out more of those details, particularly the timing of this. if there was
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
general david petraeus. james clapper was informed tuesday evening, election night. then the president was told thursday. with also know the fbi investigation was triggered by harassing eames senl by his biographer paula broadwell to another woman close to him. >>> on a lighter note let's turn to politics and "saturday night live" for some laughs. >> i still love you merks,ameri do, but you've hurt my feelings very, very much. >> father --
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
registers all voters. >> general david petraeus was a champion of his troops and we want to get back to that story now. certainly a champion. we've heard this many times of his troops in iraq and afghanistan, but we want to talk a little bit about what's happening with him. back home certainly, his wife holly became one of the leading advocates for veterans. and now their lives have certainly been turned upside down by revelations of an affair by general petraeus and his resignation as director of the cia. joining me on the phone now is lisa de-paolo. she's a journalist that's written about the general. lisa, good morning to you. first, let me ask you what you think of this news. were you surprised by it? >> i don't know of anyone who wasn't shocked by this. he's such a straight shooter, a cornball really, a very decent guy. and yet, you know, this wasn't one of those things where, you know, you knew there must be something there, and yet, you know, when you really think of it, it's not that shocking. you know, it's very mr. appalachian trail here. in many ways this is the washi
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